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Disciplinary Committee Notices
​On 11 August 2020 the Central Disciplinary Committee (CDC) considered an allegation that a student:

  • violated the Open Book Policy during a take-home assessment by referring to and using unauthorised class notes to formulate an answer for a question despite being aware that such unauthorised notes were not permitted in the test.

The misconduct is in contravention of rule 10.1 of the Disciplinary Code for Students of Stellenbosch University ('the Code').

The student admitted the misconduct during an enquiry before the CDC, which was held in terms of paragraph 37 of the Code.

The following sanction was imposed by the CDC panel:

1. The student receives zero for the assessment.

2. The student must write a letter of apology to the lecturer.

3. The student is suspened from the SU for one year. This sanction is suspended on condition that the student is not found guilty of siilar misconduct for the duration of academic studies at the SU.

4. The outcome of the proceedings must be published on the faculty digital noticeboards with the student’s name redacted.


On 17 August 2020 the Central Disciplinary Committee considered an allegation that:

  • During the assessments, three students worked together and copied each other's work and submitted the assessment as their own work despite being aware that such conduct was not permitted.

The misconduct is in contravention of rule 10.1 of the Disciplinary Code for Students of Stellenbosch University (“the Code”).

The three students admitted the misconduct during an enquiry before the Central Disciplinary Committee (“the CDC”) which was held in terms of paragraph 37 of the Code.

The following sanction was imposed by the CDC panel:

1.        The students forfeit credits for the whole module.

2.        The students are suspended from the SU for one year. This sanction is suspended on condition that the students are not found guilty of a similar misconduct for the duration of academic studies at the SU.

3.        The students must write a letter of apology to the lecturers.

4.        The outcome of the proceedings must be published on the digital noticeboards with the students’ name redacted.

5.        100 hours of community service by the end of year 2021.


F Van Rooi
Head: Student Discipline